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MSNBC
Nov 17, 2012 1:00pm PST
, the reelection of president barack obama, and also at the state level, where we have seen a number of states reclaim democratic chambers, dozens and dozens of more democratic legislators coming back into the force. what we see here is the tea party is dwindling. i live in texas. so the tea party is alive and well in texas. but we're just seeing the diminished movement of what was all the rage in 2010. and we thought was going to rage on for another couple of years. >> now the tea party made its impact by pushing republicans to the far right, so far that it proved nearly impossible for mitt romney to find his way back in time for the election. so what in your opinion will the republican of 2014 or 2016 have to be in terms of ideas and policy positions? >> well, and we've seen that struggle right now, especially with jeb bush, for example. the moderate republicans, let's call them the chamber of commerce republicans trying to move back to the center, and trying to go back to an era of, say, bush-style policy, either bush one or bush two. and by that, trying to court some key electorates
MSNBC
Nov 19, 2012 8:00am PST
the violence in a ground war. i want to bring this the former state department spokesman p.j. crowley to talk about this. p.j., great to have you here and as we talk about the crisis playing out over the last several days, i want to start with president obama and his position that israel has every right to defend itself, and i want to remind everybody about what he had to say. take a listen. >> israel has every right to expect that it does not have missiles fired into its territory. if that can be accomplished without a ramping up of military activity in gaza, that is preferable. >> that is a reasonable expectation not to expect missiles and rockets to be fired in their general direction, but knowing what you know what gaza wants, can a deal be struck before this does escalate and israel sends ground troops into the gaza strip? >> well, that is the $64,000 question, and it is one thing to say that israel has a right to defend itself, because it does. but how that exercises and how israel exercises that right matters significantly, akd right now they are able to accomplish muc
MSNBC
Nov 18, 2012 1:00pm PST
that's on the agenda so far. when we look at this next term of president obama, as he sees the growing obligations internationally as well as a continued and very important obligation here at home with the economy, what will we see him doing? the role of the secretary of state growing, perhaps, in this coming term. >> yeah, i think you're right. i think we are going to see our global influence grow. i mean, he has spent his first term really focusing on the things he was trying to get done at home. now he's got a little bit of latitude to be able to move us forward and build some really strong relationships, be it in asia, really figuring out how we're going to engage with china so we can with compete on an economic front. i think we'll see a lot more of this happening. i don't think his work economically in building allies around the world is going to in any way change how we're having conversations with israel and working on our issues in the middle east. >> one of his first major trips here after being re-elected, what does that say? >> it says that he does want to pay more attentio
MSNBC
Nov 20, 2012 8:00am PST
. calls, if you remember the 2008 campaign. i'm glad that we have both president obama and secretary of state there answering the call. and clearly, you know, it's encouraging to hear some of this news. until there is actually a ceasefire announced we have to wait to see that but sending in secretary clinton is obviously a very -- is a sign that the president is using everything at his disposal. >> joan, during the campaign season, the president took heavy criticism for his leadership in the middle east, also this perception of a strained personal relationship with benjamin netanyahu. >> right. >> this diplomatic win would signal a fresh start for the second term, the second administration of president obama with israel, correct? >> i hope so. i'm not sure. i'm not terribly optimistic about the long-term prospects of any of this, thomas. but i will say i agree secretary clinton would not be going there if there was not almost certainly going to be a truce. i think what's really important here, actually, is her developing a relationship with president morsi. that this is his moment to ma
MSNBC
Nov 12, 2012 11:00am EST
certainly plays and campaigns to get the electoral votes from your state. how surprised are you by that? >> well, i was very pleased by the result. i was just sorry that it took so long. but to get those 29 electoral votes from florida in president obama's column was a big deal. it was wonderful to have it happen. it felt like that was going to happen toward the end of the campaign. i went to rallies with him in hollywood and orlando and other parts of the state, in tampa, st. petersburg with president clinton. you could feel the passion and the energy on the ground. so the fact that he won it was wonderful. it was a little icing on the cake, like i say, very proud for our president and our florida. >> let's show everybody. the final vote count in florida shows president obama eking out this slim win. 74,000 of vote victory. but it was the second straight time that he carried the state. it has been solidly republican in the past. do you think florida is more blue or purplish nowadays going forward? >> it's sort of a purple-blue, if you will. i think that you're right. in past elect
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